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Mature Man Standing on a Scale

Is It Harder for a Mature Man to Diet?

And Should I Even Bother? Being a mature man, I often ask myself if it is really harder for me to diet, or does it just seem that way versus when I was younger? I also ask myself, should I really care how much I weigh, or rather should I be fastidious about caring about it. Using the apps, standing on the scale nearly every day, stuff like that. In the past seven years or so, I have seen my weight increase by some fifty pounds. Yes, I typed it aloud, fifty pounds. Wow! That is the size of a 5 or 6-year-old isn’t it?! I’m not really sure what happened. I know when I turned 50, I was pretty much the same weight that I had been for many years. I don’t even remember if I ever checked my scale in those years. I am sure I was weighed at the doctor, so that is probably one reason I remember my weight. Another reason that I remember my weight being much less, is that back then I was wearing at most a size 34 pant, and now I am up to a 40. Yuck! Sorry, to anyone else that wears a size 40, it’s just not something that I thought that I would ever do. So, now 50+ pounds later I ask myself, should I diet? Well, obviously the answer is “yes”, since there is no medical reason for me to be gaining all this weight. Well, nothing medical, but age! What I am now finding out though is that dieting is really hard now. I used to be able to feel full, and control my weight without finding myself starving each night. Trying to stay at 2,000 calories is a bummer. Even keeping my calorie intake to 2,000

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Standing at My Monday Morning Crossroads…Again

Standing at My Monday Morning Crossroads… Again

It is a Monday morning, and like many of the recent Monday mornings of weeks, or rather months past, I am at a crossroads. It’s funny how that happens so often as I get older. I mean, be at a crossroads of sorts, where I feel like I need to make changes in my life, and will know how to do it! Like most men of my age, and one who has his own company, I spent most of my weekend playing catch-up. Actually I don’t think that is a task unique to the self-employed, because I remember my weekends being one of catching up on things, quite often when I was working for others. I guess in life, we are always working for others. So my weekend was spent like most, doing chores, and trying to get boxes checked on my list. Always the first question, “where was I to start”? No, like most of you, though I did get started, many of those tasks stay on the list, to be done another day. Another thing that seems to happen often to me, is that despite my best efforts, I find myself falling off of my healthy-eating binge. I guess you can’t really call it a binge per se, since I do eat somewhat healthy all the time. Well, I mean, better food for you since it’s very little processed, or filled with sodium. I hear those are two big no no’s for any diet. What I am really speaking of when I say that I fell off my diet, is that I started eating my healthy food. Yet, I ate a LOT of it. Everything tasted good, and when I meant to have a stick of cheese, I had three. When I was to have one serving of

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Tips to Avoid Overeating and Weight Gain

Enjoying the Party While Sticking to Your Diet This video offers tips on how to avoid overeating at parties, especially holiday parties, and the weight gain that comes with it. With the holidays being just around the corner, I thought this would be useful to publish. Plus for me it’s always good to be reminded. I found the video pretty helpful, because even though some of the tips already knew, there were others that I found were good to be reminded of again. One of the suggestions that I found a be really beneficial, was the idea that you plan to eat before you go to the party, so you won’t be tempted by the various sweets, and other items that are usually being served. I know myself if I don’t eat light, or not all before going to party, there’s a chance I will overindulged. If you are trying to avoid overeating, these tips are great ways to start! Remember drinking, does add a lot of calories too, so carry a bottle of water with you or pick one up on the way to the party. That way you’ll have something refreshing in your hand, and most people won’t ask about since it is so commonplace things days. Plus, it will help you from over indulging on adult beverages. Take a look at the video, and if you know of other suggestions post them in the comment section below! A reminder, some of the links above may be Amazon Affiliate links, and I do make a small fee if you purchase something using them. However, you don’t pay more, but the fee does help me pay for the site. Thanks in advance for your purchase, and for bookmarking the link, and buying often!  Video courtesy of Sixpack Shortcuts  

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Brick Wall - Setting Goals and Meeting Resistance on Day One!

Setting Goals and Meeting Resistance on Day One

How do you push back what some would call “failure”, and just reset and restart your goals? Well, alas I set my goals, but I met resistance on day one. I have not done so well so far with the gym. I took a turn for the worse health wise with a cold, then sleeplessness, and then just a big time round of lazy. So the result, haven’t gotten much exercise in, and certainly not meeting any goals that I have set. So, what does that mean? Not, doesn’t mean that I have given up, I just need to be more realistic, give myself a break, and start over. It’s ok to do that, because as you know any goal not met wasn’t really a goal anyway, just a wish. You can’t beat yourself up over it, just review, and persevere. The plan now is to focus on the blogging more (one of the goals), and see here I am doing it, and it’s almost 11 at night. Better late than never as they say. Plus in my column. On Tuesday, I hope to have a gym morning. Now, the reason I’m not starting tomorrow is simple. I tend to have trouble winding down on Sunday nights (like now), so come Monday a 5:00 a.m. wake-up call would not work. If I do as I did when I was more disciplined, I did see myself getting up early on all days, but it took the establishing of a routine, and I am far from that point just yet. So, there you have it. The old me might have said that I failed yet again, but this time will be different. It is different. I am going to just forget what I didn’t do, and focus on what I can do.

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